Local football legend George Shaya has remained positive following a recent leg amputation.

Shaya had his left leg amputated at Parirenyatwa Hospital on Wednesday night after battling ill-health for some time.

“Life is full of highs and lows, I have been in huge pain with this leg for a long time but, now, I’m okay, at least the pain is gone,” the 72-year old five-time Soccer Star of the Year told The Herald.

“I’m so positive that after this operation, my life will change for good and I will soldier on. I thank God for everything.”

Shaya has become the second Dynamos legend to have his leg amputated after 1980 Soccer Star of the Year David “Yogi” Mandigora.